No gold for this wedding! Pakistan bride uses 'tomato jewellery'

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Filed on November 21, 2019
Pakistan bride, tomato jewellery, tomatoes, Pakistan

A video of her speaking to a television channel reporter has gone viral on social media.

After price of tomatoes skyrocketed in Pakistan with the vegetable being sold for Rs300 per kg, a bride came up with a hilarious idea to do away with gold jewellery altogether. 

A video posted on Twitter by journalist from Pakistan, Naila Inayat, shows the bride ditching traditional gold jewellery for earrings, necklace and bracelets made of tomatoes. Inayat captioned the video: 'Tomato jewellery. In case you thought you've seen everything in life'.

In the short clip, the bride is being interviewed by Daily Pakistan news channel host Yasir Shami over her bizarre decision to adorn tomatoes as her wedding jewellery, reported HT. "The price of gold is very high. Tomatoes and pine nuts are expensive as well. So, I used tomatoes for my wedding," the bride says in the footage.

She also revealed that she received pine nuts in envelopes as her wedding gift from her relatives.

The video went viral amassing over 350,000 views on Twitter and garnered almost 1.4 million views on Facebook.

The Pakistan government on Wednesday said it is considering buying tomatoes from Iran after its supply was partially hit by the lack of imports from India and tomatoes were being sold between Rs 180 per kg to Rs 300 per kg in several parts of the country, according to media reports.

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